Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)
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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.88/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours pitch black with a small frothy head, getting a bit poorer in a minute, leaving just some messy specks around.
An interesting smell, a mix of fruit brandy and fruity hops, really sticky and jammy-sweet. Plum, dark grape, persimmon, date, orange pulp, dark berries, fragrant like concentrated syrup. Floral notes too, peach-flavored iced tea, ribwort, faint leafy hop.
Sweet malty front, with sticky caramel, maple syrup, cake, faint spicy rye bread, faint chocolate. A dark fruit jam sweetness too (plum, date, blueberry), even some tropical hints. Bits of citrus peel. There's quite a 180 degrees transition here afterwards, gets a bit more roasted (clearer toasted bread crust), doesn't lose the sweetness entirely, but it gets more leafy and aromatic, with spicy hops, peppermint, floral tea, with that nice alcoholic kick (just warm), reminding of herb liqueur (Jagermeister came to mind, tho i haven't touched it for more than 5 years).
Aftertaste has a bit of roast, some hop resin, light dark fruit. Smooth, oily, really nice body and carbonation.
Rich hoppy flavors, easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. A big sweetness that's incredibly handled and doesn't disturb in the slightest.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured jet black with a thin white head. Some sweetness on the nose with hints of hops but not a lot of floral or citrus. Sweet and not a ton of complexity to the hops.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,526 ratings